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Shipping lines cancel a quarter of sailings from China

In the pre and post-Chinese New Year (CNY) period, from 1st January to 17th February, Alphaliner has calculated that the three big carrier alliances plan to skip 27% of their originally scheduled Asia – Europe sailings. In a normal year,…

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Plastic packaging tax

The Plastic Packaging Tax (PPT) came into force in the UK on the 1st April 2022, at a rate of £200/tonne on plastic packaging with less than 30% recycled plastic and your business's liability date is the 1st May 2023,…

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Freight market report – January 2023

Our first freight market report of 2023 provides multi-modal situation updates and insights, together with China and carrier updates, that will provide you with critical insights for the weeks ahead. (more…)

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US West Coast ports cancel container dwell fee

15 months after announcing a dwell fee for every container left on their terminals for more than nine days, the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have not levied the charge and have now announced that it will disappear…

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The outlook for supply chains in 2023

Supply chain disruptions in 2023 should be nowhere near the scale of the past two years, because the global macroeconomic situation means volumes will be muted into the 3rd and possible 4th quarters. But geopolitical conflicts, macroeconomic changes, weather events…

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Freight market report – December 2022

Our last freight market report of the year provides multi-modal situation updates and insights, together with China and carrier updates, that will provide you with critical insights for the weeks ahead. Most Chinese regional supply chains, road transport, air and…

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Government move CDS export deadline

After industry consultation HMRC has extended the deadline for exporters to move across to the UK’s new digital customs platform, Customs Declaration Service (CDS), from April to November. The extension will provide more time for delivering and testing critical functionality,…

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China COVID restrictions finally loosen

Following widespread protests the Chinese government finally appear to be relaxing their zero-COVID strategy, which will give residents more freedom and finally loosen supply chain constraints. (more…)

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